The Effect of The Coaching Program in Health Behaviors Modification on HbA1C of Persons with Pre-diabetes

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Jintipa Sirikunwiwat
Rungrawee Navicharern


Purpose: To study the effect of the coaching program in health behaviors modification of persons
with pre-diabetes.
Design: Quasi-experimental research
Methods: The subjects were 60 persons with prediabetes in out-patient clinic, Medicine Department
of Phrachomklao hospital, Phetchaburi province. Thirty persons with prediabetes per group were
matched by sex, age and use of Metformin. The control group received the normal nursing care
whereas the experimental group received the coaching program in health behaviors modification.
The research instrument were the coaching program in health behaviors modification based on
the concept of Haas (1992), The data were collected by demographic data, HbA1C level and
health behaviors modification of pre-diabetes patient questionnaire. The content validity was
.90 and reliability was .71. Percentage, mean, standard deviation and t-test were used to analyze
the data
Findings: 1) The mean of HbA1C level of pre-diabetes persons after receiving the coaching
program in health behaviors modification was significantly lower than before receiving the program
at the significance level of .05
2) The mean of HbA1C level of pre-diabetes persons after receiving the coaching
program in health behaviors modification was significantly lower than the control group at the
significance level of .05
Conclusion: The coaching program in health behaviors modification has been shown to be
effective for decreasing HbA1c level of persons with pre-diabetes.


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